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Unread 04-07-2009, 10:27 PM   #1
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drivers side PL wont lock w remote or switch

I have a 97 Jeep Grand Cherokee LTD. When I hit lock on the remote, all the doors lock except the drivers side, same thing if I hit the switch inside. Every once in a while the drivers door will lock, but then when I hit unlock on the remote it wont unlock and I have to reach over from the passenger side to unlock it. Any ideas what I need to do to fix this?
Thanks in advance for any help!

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Unread 04-07-2009, 10:47 PM   #2
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Check the wires loom that runs in between the door and the fender (inside the rubber boot). Sometimes a wire(s) will break in there. Although, it usually happens to the driver side first...
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Unread 04-08-2009, 07:10 AM   #3
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If it makes a loud(ish) noise when you operate the locks then the door actuator is on it's way out. It's a non-serviceable part and replacement is the way to go. I had to do both actuators on the passenger side recently and picked up a couple of them used from ebay for $30 each. The install is pretty simple only it's a bit fiddly getting the clips off the control rods.
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